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Alfred Ernest ATKINSON

Regimental number270
Date of birth30 December 1887
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMillbrook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.8
Next of kinFather, Henry William Atkinson, Millbrook, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date5 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 October 1943
Age at death55
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINSON Alfred Ernest

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